Average Prices

How much is a typical ongoing ISO support contract?

Usually somewhere around £4-£6k pa payable quarterly.

However, if your organisation is really small and the system is really simple, you might only need one visit a year, so probably less than £1000.

Alternatively, if your organisation is multi-sited and you have many people doing many different things and you want the system redeveloped to better reflect how you work, you might decide you need one or two days a month in which case it would be considerably more.

How much is a typical ISO project?

Usually somewhere around £8-£12k payable over the course of the project, usually around 6 months

However, you could be a very small organisation with a brilliant business plan lots of objectives and targets and lots of documented processes, in which case the price would come down.

Conversely you could be a much larger organisation where the desire is to streamline and codify your processes against a robust business plan that you would like to create with our help, then the price might increase.

Factors Affecting The Price

There are a number of factors which will affect the overall fixed price we would offer following a consultation. These might include:

  • The number of staff
  • The number of offices
  • The standard(s) you want registration to
  • Your existing documentation – business plans, objectives, targets, legal registers, current policies, processes, procedures and practises
  • What you do – what’s called your scope of registration, basically, the type of work you undertake
  • The approach you want us to take; do we write the documentation with support from your staff or do we support your staff write the documentation?

Assessment Costs

You’ll also need to account for the assessment costs.

Your Statius consultant can be viewed as your ISO “driving instructor”, but under UKAS rules*, and understandably we believe, the driving instructor is (unsurprisingly) not allowed to be the “driving examiner” as well! 

The ISO assessment, your “driving exam” takes part in 2 stages:

  • The stage 1 assessment – the initial document review, typically £1k-£2k
  • The stage 2 assessment – the assessment proper, the check of the documented system against your working systems, processes and practices. A check to ensure your people are working as they should, typically £1k-£2k

* UKAS – The United Kingdom Accreditation Service are the government body that sets and polices the UK ISO rules.

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The Standard(s) Required

Obviously, the actual standard required is going to have an impact; some standards need a more detailed approach than others, others require a review of significant legislative implications, others don’t.

The Activities Undertaken and Processes Employed

If you wanted to implement a quality management system and you had 30 people doing exactly the same thing you’d have one process. If you had those same 30 people doing 30 different things you may have 30 or more processes.

If you wanted to implement a health and safety management system for a nuclear power station that would be significantly different to implementing a health and safety system for an office block.

So, the activities undertaken and processes employed are likely to have a significant impact on the overall price of the project.

The Current Situation

Digging deeper into the company situation we would usually need to consider:

● The degree to which assistance is required with any new programmes / projects identified

● The degree of consistency in current practices across the organisation; that is, are there significant differences in the way different parts of the organisation (teams, departments, divisions) actually execute policies, procedures, guidance notes and work instructions

● The degree of integration required with current or proposed IT systems 

● The degree to which any performance measurement systems are integrated into the system

● The degree of support required with:
   > Any training / awareness initiatives
   > The roll out programme
   > The initial certification 

The Preferred Consultancy Approach

Possibly finally, there are generally typical two implementation approaches:

1) Hands on – where Statius become part of your team, we become “one of you” and take a “hands- on” approach to developing systems policies, processes, procedures and whatever other documentation is needed. 

2) Facilitative – where we take a coaching / facilitative approach; essentially, we “teach” your people and then they undertake the work themselves which we would review and check

All of the above criteria will have an influence on the overall price but given certain information, from experience, we are usually able to provide you with a budget price. If you could complete the following information we’d be happy to do exactly that: